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Welcome to the One Laptop per Child Wiki, a collaborative site about the OLPC project and related communities. We are currently working on 9,860 pages in over twenty languages.

Mission Statement: One Laptop per Child creates educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.

One Laptop per Child association is developing a low-cost laptop—the "XO Laptop"—to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves.

Why children need laptops : laptops are a window and a tool: a window into the world and a tool with which to think. They are a wonderful way for children to learn learning through independent interaction and exploration.

What's new

  • OLPC launched its second Give One, Get One ("G1G1") program on November 17, 2008, following last year's popular program which supported the production of over 150,000 XOs. This year the XO laptops will be shipped to donors through, and the program includes Europe. Visit


  • Astounded in Arahuay — Ivan describes a followup visit to the site of Peru's 8-month OLPC pilot.
  • The Inter-American Development Bank will finance a pilot project testing one-to-one computing with OLPC in Haiti (the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere). They are distributing XOs to 13,200 students and 500 teachers in 60 Haitian primary schools.
  • Our Mongolia project is the first deployment made possible by the generosity of the Give One Get One participants. Many thanks from OLPC and the Mongolian children to those who contributed through the program.


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Get Involved

OLPC is driven and supported by its community of thousands of participants, creators, and educators. See some of the faces behind OLPC on our profiles page.

If you have and interesting idea or project, or want to start a local OLPC group, you can request an XO through our contributors and developers program. You can also emulate our Sugar environment on your PC.

While most of the opportunities to get involved are through our volunteer community, there are also a few specific current job openings.

Learn more FAQhttp://forum.laptop.orgOther support
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You can read more and discuss new ideas about hardware, software, education and content; The XO's interface, Sugar, has its own human interface guidelines. There are also discussion pages on issues of deployment and country-specific discussions.

Our five core principles
Child Ownership: I wear my XO like my pair of shoes.
Low Ages: I have good XO shoes for a long walk.
Saturation: A healthy education is a vaccination, it reaches everybody and protects from ignorance and intolerance.
Connection: When we talk together we stay together.
Free and Open Source: Give me a free and open environment and I will learn and teach with joy.
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